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3 Best Hiking Trails in Bakersfield, CA

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Bakersfield, California. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

HART MEMORIAL PARK

Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA 93308 DIRECTIONS

Since 1929

Here’s The Deal:
Hart Memorial Park is one of the oldest parks in Kern County. The park is 370 acres along the Kern River and now forms the cornerstone of the 1,012-acre leisure complex called Kern River City Park. It was named after County Supervisor John Hart, who spearheaded the project. Hart Memorial Park has fish, catfish, bass hunting, party picnic spots with tables and grills on two 10-acre lakes. The parking lot at the gateway to the east park connects hiking and horse-riding trails. The north side of Hart Park also features an equestrian trail. The park also offers stunning scenery and exclusive picture spots. Hart Memorial Park was developed to create a large recreation park that residents could use to escape the summer heat. Parking areas are available.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Children's Playgrounds, Dogs on Leash, Kid Friendly, Swimming, Fishing Spots, Walking, Biking, River, Fly Fishing, Wild Flowers, Mountain, Birding, Wildlife, Equestrian, Horseback & Riding

Price: The rental fee starts from $125 - $1,200 (Ceremony and Reception)

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Mon-Sun: 5am - 10pm

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WIND WOLVES PRESERVE

16019 Maricopa Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311 DIRECTIONS

Since 1995

Here’s The Deal:
Wind Wolves Preserve is a 93,000-acre nature preserve located 30 miles south of Bakersfield. The preserve is open daily and free of charge so that all may experience the wonder and joy of nature. The park has free outdoor education programs that feature local ecology and cultural history during the school season and host nearly 10,000 students each year. It has over twenty miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty and terrain, so there's something for everyone as trails feature scenic views, grasslands, lush wetlands, and wilderness areas. Weekend programs are available year-round, such as guided night hikes in the summer and wildflower walks in early spring. The historic route, El Camino Viejo, is also a mountain bike trail that is 10 miles round trip. Dogs on leashes are welcome on all trails. Every March, the preserve hosts the annual Spring Nature Festival that features local exhibitors to showcase education and science, food vendors, and spring wildflowers.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Spring Wild Flowers, Waterfall, Picnicking, Camping, Walking Trails, Running, Nature Trips, Mountain Biking, Kid Friendly, Special Events, Birding & Dog-Friendly

Price: The cost for the trip: $10
For food and gear transport: $10

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Mon-Sun: 8am - 6pm

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KERN RIVER PARKWAY TRAIL

121 Manor Street, Bakersfield, CA 93309 DIRECTIONS

Since 1976

Here’s The Deal:
The Kern River Parkway Trail is extended in the east-west length of Bakersfield along the Kern River. The park has more short trail that continues to the east, with water and toilet facilities going through many city parks. Several town parks off Truxtun Avenue west of State Route 99 provide access to trails and parking. The park has a wide variety of leisure opportunities for all seasons. Whitewater boating can be enjoyed, and fishing is accessible here. The day sites include launch and take-out areas, picnic tables, bathrooms, and access to fishing. The bike path was well-kept, paved, and free of debris. The shop is also available for any necessary maintenance. There are many different entrances to this trail, and you can either turn towards the foothills or down the river.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Beach, Bird-Watching, Outdoor Activities, Kid-Friendly, Biking Trails, Horseback Riding, Nature Park, Walking, Wild Flowers, Birding & Forest

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